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And that’s the way it was: February 19, 1945

The Japanese island of Iwo Jima, just 650 miles from Tokyo, was strategically important to both sides of WWII. The... More

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‘47 percent’ story wins a Polk Award

Mother Jones is one of the winners at this year's George Polk Awards, Long Island University announced Monday. Mother Jones... More

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How to use social media in investigations

Investigative reporting used to be a secretive business--think Woodward and Bernstein meeting anonymous sources in parking garages. But according to... More

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What’s new @Twitter?

It's maybe not how most people would choose to spend their birthday, but Twitter's manager of journalism and news, Mark... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 18, 1922

Helen Gurley Brown was born Helen Marie Gurley in Green Forest, AR. After college, Brown began her career in advertising... More

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Pass the #popcorn

According to a recent Pew study, 16 percent of adults online use Twitter -- 8 percent daily. I'm pretty sure... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 15, 1898

On the evening of February 15, 1898, the US Navy battleship Maine exploded suddenly and without warning, sinking into the... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 14, 1929

Chicago Tribune "These murders went out of the comprehension of a civilized city," the Chicago Tribune editorialized, after seven... More

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UN celebrates World Radio Day

Wednesday, World Radio Day, marked the 67th anniversary of the United Nations's first broadcast--"This is the United Nations calling the... More

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Pew identifies four profitable newspapers

Contrary to prevailing trends, it's not all doom and gloom in the newspaper industry -- at least, not for the... More

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Public Radio Player relaunches

A new public radio streaming app relaunches this week, giving listeners mobile access to hundreds of public radio stations and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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NYRB celebrates its 50th

Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan Joan Didion looked tiny and frail on Tuesday night, swimming in her loose, gray top... More

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Fashion Week pregaming

New York Fashion Week, which kicks off Wednesday night, is the big game for style magazines and fashion critics. As... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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